Plant ID please

Use this forum for identification of plants and flowers found in the UK. To allow us to help provide accurate identification we need clear pictures of the whole plant, where it is growing and close up pictures of flowers, buds or seed heads if any available. It would also be useful to see pictures showing the leaf attached to the stem.
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GunStreetGirl
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Plant ID please

Post by GunStreetGirl » 30 Apr 2019, 20:36

Could anyone advise what this is please. Growing in the grass at a local reservoir site.
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Nina
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by Nina » 30 Apr 2019, 22:43

It's a bit hard to say, because I can't see much of the leaves, but I'm pretty sure that it is Bugle (Ajuga). Here is our entry for it -- do you think this is your plant?
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... MjBNqR7m9s

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Pete28
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by Pete28 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:51

Is that similar or the same as broomrape?

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Nina
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Re: Plant ID please

Post by Nina » 15 Jun 2019, 09:31

It certainly does look similar, but in this case I don't think it is Broomrape. The flowers on Broomrape are slightly hooded or more tubular -- you can see that from these close-up photos https://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers ... ommon).htm , whereas the flowers on this plant are not. The petals on Ajuga reptans (Bugle) are all on the bottom half of the flower, and you can see that in the photo. Here are some more photos of the Bugle flowers https://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers ... /Bugle.htm . The sure way to tell if it is Bugle is whether this plant has a square stem, as Bugle is in the Lamiaceae family.

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> Is that similar or the same as broomrape?

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